Video: If you’ve been in your job for a while and feel it’s time to make more money, it can be tough to get that conversation started.
Negotiation is a messy, stressful process. But redditor B1aze688 breaks it down into three fundamental elements: The deal you want, the deal you’ll accept, and what you’ll do if you can’t get either. Never enter a negotiation before you know all three.
If you want to boost your professional value and build a better career, you’ll want to diversify and hone your skills. Personal finance writer David Carlson suggests periodically searching job postings to learn which skills are in demand.